Period
to 23 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 332 291 318
Rank change year-on-year -41 +27 -15
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 572 854 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.90% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 4.88% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 539 505
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £321 £253
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 33
England median hourly rate £45.00 £34.75 £33.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.50% +3.92% +48.62%
10th Percentile £26.15 £21.42 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.25 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £45.25 £34.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year +30.22% +8.59% +18.52%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,561 17,511 17,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.14% 18.52% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,604 10,370 10,641
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £648 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 721 856 830
England median hourly rate £35.90 £25.00 £25.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.60% -3.53% +1.63%
10th Percentile £14.13 £12.65 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £51.00 £49.78
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +44.00% -9.09% +3.77%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 329 £513 +2.50% 245
South East +43 100 £450 +11.46% 118
South West -12 50 £450 +12.50% 53
East of England +31 42 £400 - 70
Midlands +14 24 £375 -1.96% 61
North of England -56 21 £388 -10.92% 73
West Midlands +16 16 £376 -12.50% 39
North West -9 11 £388 +3.33% 48
Yorkshire -16 10 £388 -26.19% 17
East Midlands +8 8 £375 +4.17% 22
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 567 (99.13%) Degree
2 554 (96.85%) Computer Science
3 211 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
4 167 (29.20%) JavaScript
5 149 (26.05%) SQL
6 145 (25.35%) Python
7 134 (23.43%) Java
8 129 (22.55%) Finance
9 91 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
10 90 (15.73%) Software Engineering
11 88 (15.38%) React
12 85 (14.86%) Linux
13 84 (14.69%) Microsoft
14 80 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
15 78 (13.64%) Azure
15 78 (13.64%) C#
16 75 (13.11%) AWS
17 70 (12.24%) Test Automation
17 70 (12.24%) Scrum
18 67 (11.71%) Docker
19 65 (11.36%) DevOps
20 62 (10.84%) SQL Server
21 61 (10.66%) Mathematics
22 60 (10.49%) ETL
23 59 (10.31%) C++
23 59 (10.31%) HTML
23 59 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
23 59 (10.31%) REST
24 58 (10.14%) Git (software)
24 58 (10.14%) AngularJS

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (8.22%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.85%) Apache
2 22 (3.85%) Confluence
3 18 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.10%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.92%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.75%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.22%) CMS
8 7 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.87%) IIS
10 4 (0.70%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.70%) Appian
10 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.70%) JBoss
11 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.52%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.52%) nginx
11 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.17%) Magento
3 1 (0.17%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.17%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 78 (13.64%) Azure
2 75 (13.11%) AWS
3 36 (6.29%) GCP
3 36 (6.29%) Serverless
4 22 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (3.67%) Office 365
6 18 (3.15%) Azure Functions
6 18 (3.15%) Power Platform
7 10 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (1.75%) IaaS
7 10 (1.75%) PaaS
8 9 (1.57%) OpenShift
9 8 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (1.40%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.40%) GitHub
9 8 (1.40%) SaaS
10 7 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.32%) DNS
2 17 (2.97%) WAN
3 16 (2.80%) Firewall
3 16 (2.80%) Wireless
4 12 (2.10%) DHCP
4 12 (2.10%) LAN
4 12 (2.10%) VPN
5 10 (1.75%) Internet
5 10 (1.75%) Skype
5 10 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.57%) Network Security
7 8 (1.40%) RS-232
7 8 (1.40%) RS-485
8 7 (1.22%) BGP
8 7 (1.22%) HTTP
8 7 (1.22%) MPLS
9 4 (0.70%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (0.70%) EIGRP
9 4 (0.70%) OSPF
9 4 (0.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 53 (9.27%) Big Data
3 49 (8.57%) Hadoop
4 35 (6.12%) Relational Database
5 30 (5.24%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 25 (4.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 23 (4.02%) MySQL
9 20 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (3.15%) Cosmos DB
11 16 (2.80%) Power BI
12 14 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (2.10%) NoSQL
13 12 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (1.92%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.75%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 7 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 58 (10.14%) Git (software)
2 46 (8.04%) Jenkins
3 36 (6.29%) JIRA
4 19 (3.32%) Cucumber
4 19 (3.32%) Maven
4 19 (3.32%) Selenium
5 13 (2.27%) Subversion
6 11 (1.92%) Protractor
7 10 (1.75%) Visual Studio
8 9 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (1.40%) Ant
9 8 (1.40%) CircleCI
9 8 (1.40%) webpack
10 6 (1.05%) gulp
10 6 (1.05%) JMeter
10 6 (1.05%) JUnit
10 6 (1.05%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.87%) JBehave
11 5 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 129 (22.55%) Finance
2 41 (7.17%) Front Office
3 26 (4.55%) Banking
4 25 (4.37%) Back Office
5 21 (3.67%) Marketing
5 21 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.97%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.80%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.10%) Electronics
8 12 (2.10%) Public Sector
8 12 (2.10%) Retail
9 10 (1.75%) Advertising
10 9 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.57%) German Language
11 6 (1.05%) Games
12 5 (0.87%) Local Government
12 5 (0.87%) Military
13 3 (0.52%) Law
14 2 (0.35%) Legal
14 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 241 (42.13%) Developer
2 47 (8.22%) Analyst
3 43 (7.52%) Architect
4 38 (6.64%) Data Engineer
5 37 (6.47%) Java Developer
6 34 (5.94%) Senior Developer
7 33 (5.77%) Software Engineer
8 28 (4.90%) Python Developer
9 26 (4.55%) PHP Developer
10 24 (4.20%) .NET Developer
11 21 (3.67%) Python Engineer
11 21 (3.67%) Software Developer
12 17 (2.97%) Full Stack Developer
13 15 (2.62%) C# Developer
13 15 (2.62%) Consultant
13 15 (2.62%) PHP Laravel Developer
14 14 (2.45%) Business Analyst
14 14 (2.45%) Developer in Test
14 14 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
14 14 (2.45%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (15.38%) React
2 59 (10.31%) HTML
2 59 (10.31%) REST
3 58 (10.14%) AngularJS
4 56 (9.79%) .NET
5 55 (9.62%) CSS
6 47 (8.22%) Web Services
7 45 (7.87%) XML
8 42 (7.34%) JSON
9 39 (6.82%) Node.js
10 37 (6.47%) RESTful
11 32 (5.59%) Kafka
12 28 (4.90%) .NET Framework
13 27 (4.72%) .NET Core
13 27 (4.72%) ASP.NET
13 27 (4.72%) Laravel
13 27 (4.72%) Spring
14 25 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (3.32%) HTML5
15 19 (3.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 80 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (9.79%) User Experience
3 45 (7.87%) Mobile App
4 42 (7.34%) Algorithms
5 38 (6.64%) Data Structures
6 34 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (4.72%) Management Information System
8 21 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (2.97%) Public Cloud
10 16 (2.80%) Life Science
11 14 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (2.10%) Data Centre
12 12 (2.10%) Smartphone
13 10 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
13 10 (1.75%) Virtual Team
14 9 (1.57%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
15 8 (1.40%) CCTV
15 8 (1.40%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 85 (14.86%) Linux
2 49 (8.57%) Windows
3 27 (4.72%) Unix
4 22 (3.85%) Android
5 19 (3.32%) Windows Server
6 15 (2.62%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.05%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.70%) AIX
8 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.52%) VMS
9 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.35%) CentOS
10 2 (0.35%) Solaris
10 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (96.85%) Computer Science
2 211 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
4 90 (15.73%) Software Engineering
5 70 (12.24%) Scrum
5 70 (12.24%) Test Automation
6 65 (11.36%) DevOps
7 61 (10.66%) Mathematics
8 60 (10.49%) ETL
9 59 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (10.14%) TDD
11 54 (9.44%) Analytics
12 42 (7.34%) Microservices
13 41 (7.17%) Data Science
14 39 (6.82%) BDD
14 39 (6.82%) Visualisation
15 33 (5.77%) Machine Learning
16 32 (5.59%) Migration
17 31 (5.42%) Continuous Delivery
17 31 (5.42%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 167 (29.20%) JavaScript
2 149 (26.05%) SQL
3 145 (25.35%) Python
4 134 (23.43%) Java
5 78 (13.64%) C#
6 59 (10.31%) C++
7 44 (7.69%) C
8 42 (7.34%) PHP
9 33 (5.77%) Scala
10 23 (4.02%) T-SQL
11 21 (3.67%) PowerShell
12 16 (2.80%) R
13 14 (2.45%) Bash Shell
13 14 (2.45%) Perl
13 14 (2.45%) PL/SQL
14 13 (2.27%) Ruby
14 13 (2.27%) TypeScript
15 12 (2.10%) Go
16 9 (1.57%) Shell Script
17 8 (1.40%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 567 (99.13%) Degree
2 53 (9.27%) Master's Degree
3 26 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 22 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.80%) CCNA
7 14 (2.45%) CCNP
8 13 (2.27%) CISSP
8 13 (2.27%) SC Cleared
9 9 (1.57%) MCSA
9 9 (1.57%) MCSE
10 8 (1.40%) ISEB
11 7 (1.22%) CISM
11 7 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (1.22%) PhD
12 6 (1.05%) GIAC
12 6 (1.05%) ISTQB
12 6 (1.05%) MCP
13 5 (0.87%) CCIE
14 4 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.39%) QA
2 7 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.87%) NIST
3 5 (0.87%) SLA
4 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.70%) GDPR
5 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.52%) NIST 800
5 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.35%) GxP
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) GAMP
7 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 67 (11.71%) Docker
2 46 (8.04%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (0.52%) HDFS
7 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.52%) vSphere
8 2 (0.35%) Ceph
9 1 (0.17%) Firmware
9 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.17%) NFS
9 1 (0.17%) Varnish
9 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.37%) Ansible
3 22 (3.85%) Terraform
4 11 (1.92%) Puppet
5 9 (1.57%) SCCM
6 8 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.05%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.87%) SCOM
9 4 (0.70%) Kibana
9 4 (0.70%) logstash
10 3 (0.52%) Nagios
10 3 (0.52%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.35%) Grafana
11 2 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.35%) Mesos
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco UCCX
12 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 84 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.87%) Oracle
3 36 (6.29%) Google
4 33 (5.77%) Cisco
5 20 (3.50%) VMware
6 18 (3.15%) Xamarin
7 17 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.10%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.75%) Citrix
10 9 (1.57%) Tableau
11 7 (1.22%) EMC
11 7 (1.22%) HP
12 6 (1.05%) Adobe
12 6 (1.05%) Apple
12 6 (1.05%) Informatica
12 6 (1.05%) Juniper
12 6 (1.05%) NetApp
13 5 (0.87%) Hortonworks
13 5 (0.87%) New Relic
13 5 (0.87%) SAP